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Tai Tiki Closing, to be Replaced with New Craft Bar & Kitchen Concept

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tai Tiki Closing, to be Replaced with New Craft Bar & Kitchen Concept

After just one year of operation, Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill is closing their doors at 1014 North High Street in the Short North. While the closure is effective immediately, the space will not sit empty for long. A brand new restaurant concept called Julep is scheduled to take its place later this summer. “We’re excited about […]

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Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Lancaster-based Rockmill Brewery is expanding their Columbus reach, filling in the recently-vacated World of Beer in the Brewery District with a farmhouse-style tavern. Rockmill Tavern, a small brewpub, will open at 503 South Front Street. The space is a 3,800 square-foot facility. Owner Matthew Barbee says that when all is said and done, the sit-down space […]

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First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Red hot local restaurant Condado Tacos is officially opening its second location tomorrow at 132 South High Street at Columbus Commons. The popular Short North location continues to remain regularly busy ever since opening in late 2014, and the new location is expecting the same kind of reception. “Condado at Columbus Commons is going to […]

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Mr. Pot

If it’s not already a big thing, Hot Pot is on its way. Within the last year, Columbus has added three Hot Pot destinations to its line-up: Secret Vessel, Peking Hot Pot and the subject du jour: Mr. Pot in Kenny Centre. For the uninitiated, the hot pot concept is one that’s vaguely similar to […]

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Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Smoked On High, a new Southern-style barbecue restaurant, is making its way to the heart of the Brewery District this summer. Owner Max McGarity is a restaurant veteran who grew up on the Northwest side of Columbus. He got his restaurant industry start in high school working at a small barbecue joint, making his way […]

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First Look: The New Press Grill on Fifth Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Press Grill on Fifth Avenue

After over a year of speculation, rumor and a fairly quiet construction operation, the owners of The Short North’s Press Grill have officially expanded into a second location at 1505 West Fifth Avenue in the 5xNW neighborhood. The new restaurant features a larger space compared to the original, and a simplified menu that focuses on burgers, sandwiches, […]

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Restaurant Review: Big Mamma’s Burritos

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Big Mamma’s Burritos

Big Mamma’s Burritos hit Columbus this year, at first with a cooperative project at Park Street Patio & Saloon, and now with another location on Grandview Avenue (a third spot is coming later this year to South High Street). For recent Ohio University grads, it’s a hallowed institution, an Athens-based operation that dishes out big […]

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